Freedom of Speech/Press, Maybe Not So Much

Remember that Danish newspaper editor who received death threats after publishing those cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad, and is now facing criminal charges for commissioning them? Turns out he’s not so impressed with the American Press for refusing to run the cartoons in their pages.

It reads on the top of the New York Times, ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print,’ but it’s very hard to argue that this was not news on February 1, 2006.
He also suggests that had the US papers got on board with the story there would have been less of a fuss “because by doing so you would have drawn a clear line.” And that he was disappointed at the lack of coverage since the Washington Post, New York Times and the New Yorker publish “offensive” cartoons all the time. This also happens to be the closest he got to calling anyone chicken.

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